a person who makes a business of accepting the bets of others on the outcome of sports contests, especially of horse races.
a person who makes books.
Contemporary Examples

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Dennis Rodman’s Sponsor for North Korea Trips Decides Working With a Homicidal Tyrant Was a Bad Idea Tom Sykes January 5, 2014

Historical Examples

Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard
A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
Fast as the Wind Nat Gould
Puppets at Large F. Anstey

a person who as an occupation accepts bets, esp on horseraces, and pays out to winning betters


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